The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lafayette region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 19% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 25% of the office spaces in the Lafayette are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,790 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class B.